Living in the residence halls provides the ultimate college experience: growing and learning with like-minded students in a fun, yet safe, environment.  Everything you need — classrooms, labs, food, the Student Union, and the Eula Dees Library are all within a 5-minute walk.

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The College provides comfortable and safe residence halls for students who wish to live on the campus. The college has five multi-level residence halls for men and women students: Murphy Hall, Wood Hall, and Mississippi Hall (women’s residence), and White Hall and Yarber Hall (men’s residence). Each facility is equipped with furniture and utilities essential for comfortable living. Students must furnish bedspread and bed linens, towels, personal hygiene supplies, and other supplies necessary for resident’s personal comfort.

Each of the suites in White Hall and Murphy Hall has two bedrooms with connecting baths, accommodating four students. Yarber Hall, Wood Hall, and Mississippi Hall have single units with baths, accommodating two students.

Eligibility for Campus Housing

  • Students must be enrolled full-time to reside in a residential hall. The college will terminate the residency of students who do not maintain full-time status unless a waiver is approved by the Director of Event Planning and Housing. (Full-time status is twelve or more semester hours).
  • All residents are required to purchase either a 13 meals per week or a 19 meals per week meal ticket as long as they reside in residence halls.

Application and Deposit Information

  • Residence Hall contracts are for the academic semester. An initial reservation request must be confirmed by a signed contract with a deposit. A deposit must accompany each application for student housing. This deposit shall remain on file with the college as long as the student occupies the residence hall, and is reduced by the amount of unpaid damages or any other financial obligation due to the college at the time residence hall space is vacated.
  • Admission to the college does not guarantee the student the reservation of a dormitory room on campus.
  • Students are encouraged to complete their residence hall applications as early as possible. Receipt of application and deposit is used to establish priority for room assignment. The priority deadline is May 1st for the Fall semester and December 1st for the Spring semester.

Room Assignment

Housing assignments are based on the following criteria:

Current Students

  • Rooms will first be assigned to students who are presently living in a dormitory and who apply by May 1, for the Fall semester and December 1, for the Spring semester.
New/Returning Students 
  • Special needs
  • Students involved in college activities and required to live on campus
  • Roommate preference and
  • Date of application.

All Students

  • Preferred roommates are required to submit their housing applications together or within seven working days of each other. Should the preferred roommate not request the student, cancel their application, or not apply within the seven-day time restrictions, students will be assigned another roommate without notification, prior to registration. All requests will be honored whenever possible.
  • Before the end of the fall and spring semesters, current residence hall students must update their housing status by indicating if they will be returning or not returning for the next semester. This form is to be completed via the online form sent in Canvas.
  • Students who fail to notify the Office of Event Planning and Housing of their intent to return within the next semester will be viewed as "not returning" and their room will be reassigned.
  • Students may cancel their room reservation by notifying the Office of Event Planning and Housing in writing or by telephone at 662.720.7311.

Refunds for Deposits

The college will provide a full refund of the deposit if residence hall space is not available or the student:
  • Cancels prior to deadline dates. (July 1 - Fall semester, December 2 - Spring semester),
  • Is denied admission to the college,
  • Is prevented from entering the college because of medical reasons, which are confirmed in writing by a licensed physician.
  • A student who fails to claim an assigned room or notify the Office of Event Planning and Housing of their intentions to cancel will automatically forfeit his/her deposit.